The Inn Castledawson
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After my class on Friday, we ventured to the airport to rent a car… this is where the adventure truly began. For anyone who does not know, the Irish driving is on the left-hand side of the road and the driver’s seat is on the right side of the car – completely opposite from U.S. driving. To spare my dad some embarrassment, I will not go into how scary the driving was. You can ask ...
... Belfast. On our way to the busstation a march passed by. It was a Protestant march. We asked a driver in front of the traffic light why the march was being held. "I guess it's just boredom, they do this all the time. I don't know why they do it now, they had one last week." The girl next to him: "If you really wanna know you could ask someone else, we're catholics you see."
I said goodbye to Eric and Cedric at the busstation and traveled to Dublin where Naomi ...
... point of the island. We were actually still in Ireland. The road took us straight up a mountain (see photo) and over the top. Breathtaking views of the rugged coastline. Stopped and took photos then onto the coast road. Short a few signposts but a talkative farmer got us and many others on the right road. They became roads again and the only other lane way we went on was to Malin Head (the most northerly point) and back again. As with all ...
... is still very much divided today. The Catholics and Protestants started their own individual groups/parties - the UVF and others (Protestant) and the IRA and others (Catholic). Basically, from what it sounded like: big, violent, thuggish gangs, similar to the mafia. Both sides fought intensely through the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Yes, that recently! The British troops were involved, as well as the governments of both countries. Between Catholic side of Belfast (Falls Road and ...
... but hey.. to each its own.
Ireland is also famous for their potatoes. I mean, they really love their potatoes. Regardless of what meal you're enjoying here, you are most likely consuming some form of potato along with it. For example, the international society organized a christmas dinner for us to enjoy together at a local restaurant - SOZO. Dinner was ...